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Friday5 – July 28, 2017

On an average size project, the parameter that has the largest effect on pricing is panel size. It really is a simple concept; it takes about the same amount of time to fabricate a small panel as it does a large panel. Let us look at an example: In addition to the fabrication time, more extrusions, sealant, and several other items are required because the length of perimeter around all of the panels is much higher with 25 panels versus only two. And the installation cost differential will be even…

Friday5 – July 21, 2017

The Metal Construction Association recently named the top 20 Construction Growth Markets in the United States. Among some of the top markets on this list are Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ, Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA, and Riverside-San Bernardino-Onrario, CA. Check out what other markets made the cut on the Metal Construction Association’s TOP 20 CONSTRUCTION GROWTH MARKETS list. Another helpful tool we suggest is the Crane Watch by The Business Journals. The Crane Watch is an interactive map that displays the major project developments from the proposal phase…

Friday5- July 14, 2017

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